Hybrid Conflicts and Information Warfare: New Labels, Old Politics

Ofer Fridman, Vitaly Kabernik and James C. Pearce, (eds) Hybrid Conflicts and Information Warfare: New Labels, Old Politics (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2018 )

 

What is hybrid warfare?  And what role does information play in today’s conflicts? In the context of the technological/information revolution of the last two decades—which has greatly amplified the danger posed by nonmilitary means of political struggle—Hybrid Conflicts and Information Warfare addresses these questions from the perspectives of both Western and Russian experts.

Incorporating both theory and contemporary realities, including the case of the Islamic State, the authors offer a unique dialogue on the nature of conflict in the second decade of the twenty-first century.

  • Foreword—Neville Bolt.
  • Hybrid Conflicts and Information Warfare—O. Fridman, V. Kabernik and J.C. Pearce.
  • THE CONCEPT OF HYBRIDITY IN CONFLICTS.
  • The Idea of Hybridity—D. Betz.
  • The Color Revolutions in the Context of Hybrid Wars—G. Filimonov.
  • The Russian Military Perspective—V. Kabernik.
  • A War of Definitions: Hybridity in Russia and the West—O. Fridman.
  • THE INFORMATION DIMENSION OF WARFARE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
  • International Ethics and Information Warfare—M. Frost and N. Michelsen.
  • The Politics of Information Warfare in the United States—M. Armstrong.
  • The Politics of Information Warfare in Russia—R. Bolgov.
  • Using Information: Methods and Cases from Russia—O. Timofeyeva.
  • INFORMATION WARFARE: THE CASE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE.
  • The Battle for Mosul: An Analysis of ISIS Propaganda—C. Winter.
  • Islamic State Propaganda as a Strategic Challenge—V. Sotnikov.
  • Islamic State Propaganda in the North Caucasus—A. Yarlykapov.
  • A New Paradigm of Hybrid Warfare—C. Whiteside.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • “Hybrid” and “Information”: New Labels, Old Politics—J.C. Pearce.